Are you new to Essential Oils?

Essential oils can be an overwhelming topic if you’re trying to learn everything and anything, as quickly as possible. 😰

But with a few basic know-hows, you can get started with diffusing them in your home whilst getting the most benefits out of them! 😃

So let’s get straight into it:

1. Choose a few favourites 😍 – Diffusing essential oils becomes a lot easier if you’re not stuck there choosing between all 94 types and feeling like you have to research them all. But if you find out what you can get a hold of and which scents seem familiar/interesting to you, then take a look at the benefits and use them! This makes it so much easier for you to actually get stuck into using essential oils, rather than getting pulled into all the information that’s out there.

2. Follow a guideline – An essential oil chart is a great place to start if you’re worried about what will smell right with what when figuring out how to make blends. So stick to the guidelines and do what’s tried-and-tested until you get a gist of how it all works. Then you can get the most out of your oils without being put off by something that smells way too strong or just awful.

3. Get a good quality carrier oil 💧 or oil diffuser – All the benefits of essential oils are either from diffusing them or applying them onto your body. So if you use a good quality carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, and invest into a diffuser, you can get all the benefits you could dream of without any complicated recipes. Sure, those recipes will be useful later on but for now, just learn which essential oils are working well for you by simply diluting them before use.

4. If you’re trying to solve a specific problem, concentrate on how you feel 😌 – Essential oils aren’t one size fits all. Different oils work for different people and do different things. So if you’re using them to ease the headaches you get whilst working, to ease your insomnia or to make it easier to wake up 😴 then you’ll need to experiment a little until you find what works best for you. And if you’re doing it just to make your home smell nice, help you feel relaxed and to add an ambience to your rooms, then you need to think about what smells best rather than the therapeutic benefits.

5. Make sure it’s the real deal – There are a lot of fake essential oils out there that are diluted with vegetable oils or just don’t contain any of the real thing at all. Anything that’s casually called a fragrance oil or has more than one ingredient on the list won’t be pure, so keep an eye out for that. If you already have essential oils, then try adding a drop to some tissue paper and see if it leaves a stain once dried. If it does then it’s been mixed with other ingredients and if it doesn’t, it’s most likely pure (some essential oils are thicker than others and can still leave a stain, but this should help you in most cases). 😃

So there you have it!

These 5 tips should help you out whether you’re new to essential oils or not, but if you want to know more about anything in particular just send me an email julie@holistichealthandwellbeinggroup.com

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Self Care and Aromatic Dressing.

One of the things I love MOST about doTERRA, is all of the opportunities essential oils provide for self-care.

Whether it’s stopping to breathe in the aroma of a calming or grounding oil, applying purefume to my wrists or aromatically dressing after a shower, there are lots of ways to check in with how I’m feeling and choose an oil to support me.

Frankincense is a really beautiful oil that is used for Its soothing and beautifying properties. It can revitalise the appearance of the skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections when applied topically. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall spiritual and emotional wellness.

I don’t know about you, but Frankie is an oil I reach for A LOT! So grab this baby and support your skin and emotions in an epic way.

An Aromatic Dressing is a really beautiful way to connect with your body, to slow down and treat yourself at the same time.

It’s as simple as getting 10mL of carrier oil [Fractionated Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Kernel Oil etc] and start with adding up to five drops of Frankincense in a bowl.

After your shower or bath, you’ll lock the kids out of the bathroom and spend ten minutes nourishing your skin, body and soul.

Start with your feet and toes and with slow, circular, upward motions massage the oil all over your body. Remember, this mix is safe for your face, so once you are literally covered head to toe, you can float straight off to bed feeling like an absolute goddess!!!

Bonus tip: One of my favourite combos is 2 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Lavender and 1 drop Wild Orange!

Will you commit to feeling like a goddess and aromatically dress yourself tonight?

The benefits of using Marjoram & Grapefruit Essential Oils.

2 absolute favs for entrepreneurs and more obscure oils 💦🍃

Marjoram will support you:

✅ To reduce stress by working along back of the neck
✅ Mends a broken heart and helps keep you open to receiving new relationships (personal or client)
✅ Helps dispel fear of rejection (OMG this is huge!!!)
✅ Helps you to create space to receive deep connections (great if you’re an energy worker)
✅ Will support you to stop self sabotaging (Amen!)
✅ Restores trust and openness

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Grapefruit is one of my daily favs.

Add to distilled water and drink throughout the day ot diffuse in your office to:

✅ Teach you to honour your body and treat it beautifully
✅ Help to dispel feelings of not being good enough
✅ Begin to love, tolerate and accept more things about yourself (crucial for success)
✅ Instant feeling of gratitude and joy when diffusing Grapefruit

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And such wonderful info from doTERRA on the benefits, uses of these 2 oils…

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Benefits of using the Aroma touch Technique.

The Aromatouch technique is a simple but powerful way to provide every individual with an essential oils experience.

Today, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to learn how to master this technique. I came away from today’s course completely embraced with this essential oil experience. Let’s begin explaining the purpose of Aromatouch.

EVERYDAY HEALTH

There are a number of of different factors that we have to endure in our daily life which can have a direct impact on our overall well-being.

When dealing with a child who needs individual care, a friend frustrated with school, a spouse overwhelmed with stress from work, or a teenager worn out from studying or sports practice. The application of Aromatouch can help every one of these issues.

There are specific oils which are used in conjunction with human touch, that provide multiple benefits to the person receiving the aromatouch, as well as the person performing the technique.

No matter what situation arises, know that you can feel empowered, knowing that there, will always be the aromatouch technique to offer.

THE ROLE OF AROMA

Many of our likes and dislikes of different smells and aromas, will have come from the very experiences we have attached to them. There is convincing evidence that pleasant aromas can remarkably improve our overall mood and sense of well-being.

Therefore, each essential oil in the Aromatouch technique was purposefully selected for its individual aromatic properties, and for their powerful aromatic properties when combined. The overall experience of the aromas of aromatouch are soothing, light and pleasant to the senses.

THE ROLE OF TOUCH

Whether touch comes from a handshake or hug, all physical touch holds very different meanings. Even when we share the oils, there is a difference between rubbing the oils on someone’s forearm and taking the time by rubbing them on someone’s back, it really does have bearing on the overall well-being of the individual throughout the technique. Physical touch is as important to aromatouch as the aroma itself, because of the amazing healing benefits it provides. While the very essence of the technique is to apply the oils and provide the recipient with an essential oil experience, it is also about connecting with another person on an emotional level. These connections made form feelings of trust and assist the recipient to relax. It is the essential way of promoting family relationships and wellness.

I want to give you a very small example of this….

Ben our instructor has 5 children, 2 sets of twin boys and a girl. Ben and his wife  have been using aromatouch with their family for sometime now. One evening, Ben went upstairs to find one of his older children giving his younger sister an aromatouch experience. This is a beautiful example, how relationships and bonds are formed between family members. And how the older brother, wanted to share such an experience of touch with his younger sister. This story, brought a tear to my eye, and reinforced just how powerful these essential oils can really be.

What have I learnt from today, I’ve learnt how powerful touch can be, and how powerful the effects and benefits of these oils can be.

Now I want to tell you my own personal story. I’m a single mum of 2 boys, they are 27 and 17 respectively. I’ve been on my own for a number of years and my youngest boy stopped hugging me about 6-7 years ago. Now, when you’re not in a relationship with anyone, the one most important thing you miss, is that physical human touch. Whether it be a hug or merely holding hands. So you can imagine my disappointment when this rather tactile boy, up and and till that point, completely stopped any form of physical contact with myself.

I sat in that classroom today, and felt my eyes welling with tears. Maybe, I have an opportunity to reconnect with my child, and him with me. How do you think I’ve introduced him to the idea of aromatouch? I told him, I require someone to practice on, to improve my technique. You can imagine what his first reaction was, “hell no, you’re not practicing on me” I explained we only need to put aside 45 minutes one evening and you only need to show me your back and feet. (Now, he already uses the oils aromatically and also from a rollerball for a skin condition he’s had since birth.) But, after explaining again the reasons why I want to do this, so far he hadn’t said no again.

Tomorrow evening, I’m going to ask if I can do the aromatouch on him, and you know, I’m quite excited at the thought of allowing me to touch him. I’m hoping that the experience he has, will reconnect our physical bond, because we are very much still connected on an emotional level.

 

 

“In all that we do, in all that we learn, let’s not forget our responsibility to help people” Dr David Hill.
These simple words totally resonate with me how I feel about the oils I share.

Is your quality of life affected by the Menopause?

Menopausal Symptoms

Are you searching for an alternative way to manage menopausal symptoms?

Starting naturally is the best way to begin the process of alleviating menopause symptoms. Making small changes to your lifestyle can help you pinpoint what may be triggering your symptoms and what helps to alleviate your symptoms. This will  assist you in making well-informed choices that are right for you.

Eat a Balanced Diet 🥦🥑🥕🍇

Our diets can help exasperate or soothe many of the physiological problems we face, and this includes menopausal symptoms.

Drinking caffeine and alcohol, smoking, and eating spicy foods can trigger symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. However, eating a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fibre, and protein, can help to relieve symptoms of menopause. Decreasing the amount of processed foods you eat can also help improve your overall well-being.

Drink Enough Water 💦 💦

Experts advise most people to have around eight cups of water each day. Working this into your daily routine by having a bottle of water handy during the day and drinking herbal tea with breakfast can help you keep your water consumption healthy.

Staying hydrated can regulate body temperature and therefore may reduce the chances of hot flashes, and staying hydrated can also decreases headaches. When you change up your routine, for example over the weekend or when you go on vacation, it is easy to forget to drink water, so try to make sure you are staying healthy and hydrated at those times too.

Sleep 🛏 Well

The importance of sleep cannot be overestimated and is needed for almost every aspect of a person’s mental and physical well-being. Most people need to get around eight hours of sleep each night, but some people need more and some people need less. You know your body the best, and should be able to gauge how much sleep you need. Getting a proper amount of sleep is important for healthy brain functioning. You need enough sleep in order to have a healthy immune system, a healthy cardiovascular system, and in order for your brain to tell your body that it is full.

Exercise Regularly 🏊‍♀️🚴‍♀️🧘‍♀️

Regular exercise helps keep hormones balanced and is necessary for overall health. Weight training is good for developing strong bones, controlling your weight, managing some chronic conditions, and improving focus. Running, swimming or doing another cardio activity a few times a week, is also good for overall health, especially your heart. Workouts like yoga and pilates are used to relieve stress, anxiety, and tension, and to improve mood and flexibility.

These are four of the best steps to take when looking to minimise the symptoms of the menopause and lead a healthy life overall. However, these lifestyle changes are often not enough for everyone. Many women are able to relieve their symptoms by using herbal supplements and/or prescription medicine alongside a healthy lifestyle.

I’m now going to share with you the essential oils that I have personally found to be the best, to alleviate my hot flashes, sleepless nights and mood swings.

Clary sage essential oil is hands down the number one oil for the all-around treatment of menopause. With natural phytoeostrogens that simulate the effects of oestrogen on the body, clary sage essential oil helps balance your hormones, which has a domino effect on menopause symptoms.

Clary sage essential oil decreases anxiety by lowering cortisol production, reduces hot flashes, and helps fight weight gain. This well-studied oil also quells insomnia and eases spasms that can accompany painful menstrual periods during the transition into menopause.

Roman chamomile essential oil is another popular natural aid during menopause. It alleviates stress (which also helps with sleep) and reduces pain, especially headaches that are common during this time.

If you are experiencing skin problems during menopause, roman chamomile essential oil can calm breakouts and reduce inflammation. It is also an excellent choice to help regulate irregular menstrual periods in the months leading up to the full menopause.

Peppermint essential oil.

If you suffer from menopausal hot flashes and night sweats, peppermint should be your go-to essential oil. Its menthol components provide cooling relief– just don’t use it on your face or mucous membranes where it can be an irritant.

Peppermint essential oil is also energising if menopause saps your vitality, and even using it in a diffuser can give you more pep. This essential oil is ideal to calm headaches and nausea too.

Studies have shown that peppermint aids in reducing your appetite if inhaled.

Lavender essential oil 

Between night sweats and insomnia, the menopause can disturb your sleep. Lavender essential oil can counter those symptoms, allowing you to relax and enjoy deep slumber to get the rest you need.

Lavender is very well studied for this use, and it is safer than sleeping pills or other prescription medications. As you’re not left with that ‘groggy feeling’ the following morning.

Lavender essential oil is also an excellent choice if you find your heart racing–a common problem for women in early menopause.

Cypress essential oil

Is another oil to combat a wide range of menopause symptoms. It reduces hot flashes, calms irritability, and relaxes tense muscles.

Cypress essential oil also decreases fluid retention, swelling, and bloating, whilst also detoxifying the lymph system. It improves blood flow and hastens the end of drawn-out, heavy periods too.

Basil Essential Oil

Do you have problems with menopause-related brain fog and loss of concentration? I know I do, on a daily basis. I find it rather infuriating. Ever forgot where you put something? I find it’s almost always my car keys and purse.

Basil has been shown to improve focus and fight both mental and physical fatigue, which makes it perfect for menopause. This energising essential oil is ideal for topical, aromatherapy, and internal use.

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme is another essential oil with hormone balancing chemical compounds. Additionally, thyme essential oil calms fragile nerves and improves memory and concentration.

If you suffer from menstrual cramps–(a frequent problem during the final menstrual cycles or even during “phantom” periods after menopause) –thyme essential oil can offer pain relief.

When used in skin preparations, thyme can tone ageing skin that accompanies the menopause.

Geranium Essential oil

Geranium is yet another essential oil ideal for cooling night sweats and hot flashes. It hydrates dry skin and also balances raw emotions.

Use geranium essential oil in a diffuser or perfume product to alleviate anger and depression during menopause. This essential oil combines particularly well with clary sage for multi-symptom menopause relief.

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil.

Like geranium essential oil, ylang-ylang essential oil is perfect to combat menopausal mood swings. This balancing essential oil is wonderfully fragrant and ideal for use in bath and body recipes.

When used topically or in the bath water, ylang-ylang essential oil also improves sluggish circulation.

Menopause is a condition for which many routes of essential oil application are possible. Likewise, the list of essential oils above is a jumping off point too. Other essential oils that work well to treat menopause symptoms include:

  • rose
  • neroli
  • lime
  • orange
  • lemon
  • grapefruit
  • eucalyptus
  • sandalwood
  • marjoram
  • rosemary
  • frankincense
  • helichrysum
  • black pepper
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • german chamomile
  • angelica
  • jasmine

It’s best to do a patch test on a small area of skin before using any essential oil on your whole body. Also, most essential oils should be diluted before use on the surface; add a few drops to a carrier oil, like olive or jojoba oil, before using them on their own.

Choose your oils based on your menopause symptoms, which may vary throughout the day and over the course of the month. You may need to use different essential oils in the morning to pick you up and when you need at night to help you relax and go to sleep.

Start with small doses of each essential oil and go up from there, so you can see how you react to them. You don’t want to overstimulate your hormones or pump up your energy so much you feel jittery.

Finally, once you find the essential oils that work for your menopause symptoms, use them consistently. You’ll feel much better if you treat your symptoms before you even start to feel them, rather than after, when they rage out of control. With other natural therapies, such as nutritional supplements, massage, acupuncture, lifestyle modifications, and dietary changes, you can use essential oils to successfully navigate menopause without it having a big impact on your health and well being.

Maybe you’ve had a personal experience with essential oils and what worked for you? I would love to know. Please feel free to leave a comment.

 

 

What are the Health Benefits of Essential oils?

Essential oils possess a wide range of healing properties that can be used effectively to keep you in the best of health as well as looking good.

These health-giving benefits include improving the complexion of your skin by stimulating cellular renewal, easing aches and pains, balancing roller-coaster emotions and fighting bacteria, fungi and other forms of infection.

Essential oils have an almost endless list of therapeutic uses, and scientific research continues to discover more about them every year.

To ensure of achieving the best results, you must use essential oils of the very highest quality, sourced by experts, from the finest producing regions around the world.

Although cheaper essential oils may appear to save you money, they will certainly not deliver the results that you are entitled to expect. Therefore, you will have wasted your hard-earned cash.

DōTERRA are committed to supplying only the very finest, organic essential oils produced from ecologically grown products.

They work closely with farmers to ensure as much as humanly possible that their essential oils are produced from plants that have not been subjected to the use of pesticides or herbicides.